Character counts! Students at Pima Butte Elementary School were honored on Monday, November 21, for their behavior, for being honest, fair and patient. For the first time, students with good character traits were able to leave a permanent mark on their school.
The 10 a.m. ceremony celebrated the 29 students, kindergarten through sixth grade, who have received five or more Student of the Day Awards. Each student received a certificate for “outstanding character and leadership.”
Principal Janelle Lowey had each student dip their hand in blue paint and then place their handprint on the yellow, upper portion of the walls in the recently painted Pima Café. Each handprint bears the name of the honored student.
Lowey told the students, as well as several assembled parents, “Character does count, and we applaud you! You are role models for this school.”
Students honored for having good character were: Cali Chew, Tyler Hunsaker, Cynthia Yap, Maryessa Yadron, Jacqueline Fellin, Alejandra Ramirez, Brian Frierson, Miya Saunders, Berenice Ambros, Mabel Galaviz, Pryce Holmes, Tristen Farley, Timothy Dosher, Luis Elizondo, Tayler Nevius and Cheyenne Nielsen.
Also receiving their certificates were: Gianni Segarra, Myndi Tran, Bailey Abel, Anthony Gonzales, Chase Nielsen, Victoria Dittmar, Rachel Chiglo, Courtney Fulton, William Huggins, Jonah Skousen, Spencer McDonald, Lauren Holmes and Brittney Farrow.
More ceremonies are scheduled at Pima Butte Elementary in the future. As additional students receive five or more Student of the Day Awards, their handprints will be added to the walls. Each Student of the Day receives personal congratulations from the principal and the office staff at the end of each school day.
These handprints belong to Pima Butte students honored for their good character traits.
Lauren Holmes places her handprint on the wall with a little help from Principal Janelle Lowey.
After her handprint, Lauren has to get all the paint off her hand.
Principal Janelle Lowey reminds the students that Character Counts!